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Free-agent tight-end Gerald Everett has agreed to a contract with the Los Angeles Chargers, his agency announced Sunday.
SportsTrust Advisors posted the announcement on Instagram, but did not disclose the terms.
Charger’s tight-end Jared Cook, 34, is a free agent and the 27-year-old Everett gives the team a chance to get younger at the position and maintain the same level of production.
In his first season as the No. 1 tight end, Everett caught 48 passes for 478 yards and four touchdowns with the Seattle Seahawks – all in the highlights of his career – in 2021.
Cook had 48 receptions on 564 yards and four touchdowns last season.
But there were some memorable moments for Everett, including a disastrous match in which he lost two fumbles and bubbled an upcoming touchdown that resulted in an interception in a December victory over the San Francisco 49ers. He also missed two fights while on the COVID-19 list.
After playing behind Tyler Higbee with the Los Angeles Rams, Everett signed a $ 6 million one-year deal with the Seahawks last March, and reunited with new Seattle coordinator Shane Waldron, a former Rams assistant.
Over the course of five NFL seasons, Everett, a 2017 draft pick in the second round, has caught 175 passes for 1,867 yards and 12 touchdowns in 76 games in the regular season.
ESPN’s Brady Henderson contributed to this report.